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Whats the best site for New Zealand Maori Whakapapa

Question by Keitha

The links between to familys, I am looking for answers for my two grandmothers who are Lewis they are related. One from Te Reinga Wairoa and the aother from Nuhaka Wairoa. I need to make sure my family tree is wright. I am not who or where to go with out paying more money and comming you a dead end.
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Keitha
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on 2011-09-09 17:00:02

Keitha has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2008. is researching the following names: LAWRENCE, GREGORIESFROMSCOTLAND, WALTERYEWEN and 8 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-09-09 17:38:58

hello Keitha,

Whakapapa is to place in layers, lay one upon another. Hence the term Whakapapa is used to describe both the recitation in proper order of genealogies, and also to name the genealogies. The visualisation is of building layer by layer upon the past towards the present, and on into the future. The whakapapa include not just the genealogies but the many spiritual, mythological and human stories that flesh out the genealogical backbone. Due to the modern practice of writing whakapapa from the top of the page to the bottom the visualisation seems to be slowly changing to that of European genealogy, of "descending" from our ancestors. The Maori term for descendant is uri, but its more precise meaning in terms of Maori mental processes is offspring or issue

go to the Whakapapa Club or to the site Whanau & Whakapapa - Websites based in Aotearoa (NZ)

this is a site on how to research your Whakapapa:
WHAKAPAPA

this site also has a list of Whakapapa - Genealogy with guides on tracing your Whakapapa and also has an IWIDEX for information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland Libraries. It is an easy way to find information about M&#257;ori waka, traditions, waiata, haka, tribal whenua, maunga, marae, carving, weaving, stories and whakapapa

Whakapapa Sources contains:
Tribal and Regional Histories
Tribal and Regional Maori Authorities and Organisations (in preparation)
Maori Land Court Minutes
LDS Genealogical Libraries
Manuscripts in Libraries
Published Journals
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

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